Multibody-based topology synthesis method for large stroke flexure hinges

M. Naves*, R.G.K.M. Aarts, D.M. Brouwer

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    Abstract

    Large stroke flexure hinges inherently lose support stiffness when deflected due to load components in compliant bending and torsion directions. To maximize performance over the entire range of motion, a topology optimization suited for large stroke flexure hinges is developed to obtain an optimized design tuned for a specific application. This method is applied on two test cases which have resulted in two hinge designs with unmatched performance with respect to the customary three flexure cross hinge.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2016
    Event3rd DSPE Conference on Precision Mechatronics 2016 - St. Michielsgestel, Netherlands
    Duration: 4 Oct 20165 Oct 2016
    Conference number: 3

    Conference

    Conference3rd DSPE Conference on Precision Mechatronics 2016
    CountryNetherlands
    CitySt. Michielsgestel
    Period4/10/165/10/16

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